East Side Review bulletin board March 20, 2016

District 1 annual meeting and open house

The District 1 Community Council will be holding its annual meeting as an open house on March 21 from 5-8 p.m. at their office at 2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road in SunRay Shopping Center. All District 1 transportation projects will be highlighted and there will be a board election.


Free community breakfast

The St.Paul Eastside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1052 E. Minnehaha, will host a free community breakfast on April  10 from 9-11 a.m. 

The breakfast is open to the public.


NE Seniors for Better Living

On March 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, there will be the weekly Memory Caf鮠The Memory Caf頩s for people with a memory loss diagnosis and their caregivers to socialize, get support, find out about resources and participate in fun and meaningful activities. 

Also on March 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be social painting and games for people with memory loss diagnosis or those 55 and up. Create an original piece of artwork and join in the fun as the group is led in a painting class. Participants will be creating acrylic paintings on canvas. If you re not interested in painting, there will be games to play as well. 

Both events will be held at NE Seniors for Better Living, 1961 Sherwood Ave.

For more information call 651-808-1901 or visit www.seniorssafeandvital.org.


Suicide prevention class

NAMI Minnesota, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors a free, one-hour presentation that covers the three steps  anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. 

The three steps are called QPR, question, persuade, and refer. QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. 

The presentation is April 12, from 6-8 p.m., at Arlington Hills Library, 1200 Payne Avenue. 

Registration is required. To register or for more information, call NAMI at 651-645-2948. 


Union job and resource fair 

On April 14, from 3-7 p.m., there will be a union job and resources fair at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.

Information about the union jobs, labor history and record expungement will be available. A list of participating employers and positions will be listed April 1 at www.eastsidefreedomelibrary.org.

For more information, contact Peter Rachleff at 651-230-3294.


Stop for pedestrians

There will be a “Stop for Me” pedestrian safety event on March 21 from 3-4:30 p.m. along White Bear Avenue. St.Paul police will be ticketing drivers who do not stop for pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks along the street. This event highlights the state law requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians in all marked and unmarked crosswalks.


Ramsey County volunteer opportunity

The Ramsey County Detoxification Center is looking for a volunteer to fill the peer advocate opening at their center. 

A peer advocate will assist clients through peer support and informational services to support with recovery efforts.   

Contact Ramsey County Community Human Services -- Volunteer Services at 651-266-4090 for additional information or e-mail humanservicesvolunteer@co.ramsey.mn.us.

St. Paul Public Library offers Maker Break spring break events

The St. Paul Public Library invites kids to stay busy at their Maker Break spring break events. During spring break week, April 3-9, St. Paul Public Library will be hosting 17 free, hands-on programs for kids in elementary school.

Kaleidoscopes, Legos, bubbles -- these are just a few of the ways that kids can get their hands dirty at the library this spring break. Maker Break activities will enable kids to learn by doing and gain confidence in their creative abilities. Parents and guardians are welcome to play along.

Visit www.sppl.org/maker-break for a full listing of events.

These programs are made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Dayton’s Bluff Public Library events

On March 22 from 11-11:30 a.m. the library will have Baby Storytime. The stories, rhymes, and songs are all geared toward children ages birth through two. 

On March 24 from 10:30-11 a.m. the library will have storytime for children of all ages featuring stories, rhymes and songs while building a foundation for reading success.

On March 26 from noon to 2 p.m. the library s FunZone! Maker Space will be open for Minecraft, board games and Maker Space activities. Code Club will also be open from 2-3:30 p.m. for kids and teens to program robots, make animation, design video games, and learn to code with the team from Code Savvy. 


Civil rights discussion

Dease scholars and faculty from the University of St.Thomas, in partnership with Dr. Peter Rachleff and Dr. Beth Cleary of the East Side Freedom Library, invite the community to participate in a dialog about the importance of studying the Civil Rights Movement. 

The spring break study tour of the Civil Rights Movement will have an emphasis on the city of Memphis, Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta. After the weeklong tour, the Dease scholars and faculty will be sharing what they learned during the tour.

Students will discuss what they’ve learned relative to what they knew or didn’t know prior to their departure and will answer the question: How important is it to study the Civil RIghts Movement?

The community discussion will be April 2 at 1 p.m. at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St. All are welcome to attend.

For more information go to eastsidefreedomlibrary.org or www.stthomas.edu/gro/students/excelresearch/wemarchforjustice.

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